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BIPC deadline for scholarships April 18


The Big Island Press Club (BIPC) announces the availability of scholarships for eligible students pursuing higher education in journalism or a related field.

BIPC annually offers: $1,500 Robert C. Miller Memorial Scholarship, $1,000 Bill Arballo Scholarship, $1,000 Marcia Reynolds Scholarship, $600 Yukino Fukubori Memorial Scholarship and the $500 Jack Markey Memorial Scholarship.

Last year, BIPC awarded a total of $4,600 to five Hawaii Island students at its annual scholarship dinner in Hilo.

Awards are determined by the BIPC Scholarship Committee to qualified applicants.

To qualify, applicants must:

· Have residential ties to the Big Island;

· Express a clear interest in and aptitude for a career in journalism or a related field;

· Be pursuing a degree in journalism or a related field and enrolled full time at an accredited college or university;

· Maintain a strong record of academic achievement.

Application forms and instructions are available at the BIPC website: and will be available from high school counselors at Big Island public and private high schools.

The deadline to apply for the 2015 scholarships is April 18; applications must be postmarked by this date.

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